- Murray led by two sets to one but Querrey levelled the match in the fourth set.
- Querrey broke early in the fifth set and there was no way back for Murray.
- Querrey is the first American man to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since Andy Roddick at Wimbledon in 2009.
LONDON: Sam Querrey sent hobbling defending champion Andy Murray crashing out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, reaching his first Grand Slam semi-final at the 42nd attempt.
World number one Murray’s challenge petered out when he began limping off his right leg, his movement severely compromised by a recent hip problem.
Querrey will face either Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who stunned Rafael Nadal in the fourth round, or former US Open champion Marin Cilic for a place in the final.
“I’m still in a state of shock. I’m glad I hit that last serve in,” said Querrey who finished with 27 aces and 70 winners.
“I didn’t start the best but I just kept swinging away and found my groove in the last two sets.”
Querrey is the first American man in the semi-finals of a Grand Slam since Andy Roddick finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 2009.
“It feels great. It’s a dream come true to be in the semi-final at Wimbledon, it’s very special,” Querrey added.
Source: Times Of India